Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

July 31, 2018 Kai Sedgwick 0

Paul Krugman is Wrong About Bitcoin (Again)Paul Krugman, the famed economist who’s made a career out of being wrong about things, is wrong again. That in itself is no more surprising than the fact that his latest op-ed takes aim at his favorite bête noire – bitcoin. The surprising part is that Krugman has resorted to the same hackneyed arguments he […]

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Bitcoin Cash Fans Celebrate Independence Day One Year Later

July 31, 2018 Jamie Redman 0

Bitcoin Cash Fans Celebrate Independence Day One Year LaterToday is the one-year anniversary of the ‘Bitcoin Independence Day’ that took place on August 1 2017. Since that day the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network and community have had a very productive year as the decentralized cryptocurrency has celebrated a ton of milestones including successful network upgrades, massive merchant adoption, and a wide variety of […]

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Survey: Crypto Exchanges Want Regulation but See Strict Policies as a Threat

July 31, 2018 Lubomir Tassev 0

Survey: Crypto Exchanges Want Regulation but See Strict Policies as a ThreatThe majority of crypto exchanges want to see the industry regulated, although many consider excessive regulation to be the biggest threat, according to a new study. A third of the platforms in the poll also fear a market crash that could suddenly devalue digital assets. A fifth of the exchanges dislike anonymity.     Also read: Huobi […]

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The CEO of Apollo Responded to my Scam Allegations Against Him. Here’s my Rebuttal

July 31, 2018 /u/MerleRempel 0

After my previous reddit post gained much more attention than I expected calling out Steve McCullah of Apollo Foundation on being a known scammer for previously running a fraudulent $29,000 kickstarter, a youtube video surfaced discussing this reddit post.

This is the youtube video from Crypto Bitcoin Chris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKJO-25CNyY

Steve McCullah apparently saw both this youtube video and my reddit post and responded to the allegations. Crypto Bitcoin Chris uploaded a video with Steve McCullah’s response to the scam allegations.

This is that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umBOEJnMfqk

In his response, Steve McCullah provided photos from his facebook page proving he did actually go to the Congo. He claims that anyone who invested in his kickstarter and requested a refund received their refund and there was never any fraud intent behind the kickstarter. He also states that he is not the CEO of Apollo and is just their PR guy like their website states at the present time.

Okay, so I have no doubt that Steve McCullah actually did make the Congo trip. Pretty much everything else is where my BS alarm goes off. Just because he went to the Congo doesn’t mean he fulfilled his promises to the investors. He said he was going to provide video footage of his trip for example. Of which he has absolutely none of. He claims his camera gear got stolen, but still to have absolutely NOTHING seems like a big red flag. And he even specifically stated on the kickstarter page in the comments that he wasn’t able to make it to the areas he claimed he needed to go to find the living dinosaurs. So thus he never fulfilled his obligation to the investors.

If you check out the comments on his kickstarter page, pretty much everyone is saying it’s a scam and they haven’t received refunds. So I have a hard time believing everyone who requested a refund received it. Would that many people really lie? He’s the kickstarter page again with the comments: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/817864170/new-species-expedition-to-congo

And come on, are we really still debating this? Apparently some people still are. This dude claimed he was looking for creatures that went extinct 65 million years ago. I don’t know how it can be any more obvious this kickstarter was designed to fail from the start. It was designed to scam people out of money.

On the last point that I somewhat discussed in the reddit comments: Steve McCullah is claiming he isn’t the CEO of Apollo and is just part of their PR team. Most likely to minimize the damage these allegations cause. But if you go here:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3233704

There’s a screenshot of an older version of the Apollo website that lists Steve McCullah as the CEO before they changed it.

Also, I already addressed this in the comments but several ICO websites list Steve McCullah as the CEO. Here’s links to some of them:

https://icoholder.com/en/apollo-currency-20650

https://icosbull.com/eng/people/steve-mccullah

https://icopulse.com/people/Steve+McCullah

Also, another big red flag: if you look at the Apollo team listed on icoholder (the first link provided above), you notice that Steve McCullah is the only verified member of the team. Every other team member is unverified with a warning that unverified members may not actually be real team members. Is Steve McCullah the ONLY person behind this project then? Don’t know for sure but it seems possible. And if that’s the case, it’s an even better reason to stay far away from this project if the only person behind the project is a scam artist.

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75% of Millennials are More Likely to Date Someone Who is Into Bitcoin

July 31, 2018 Samuel Haig 0

A recently conducted study has reportedly found that 75% of millennials would be more likely to date someone who possesses knowledge about cryptocurrencies. The survey comes amid apparently increasing fascination with millenials’ views regarding cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Kim Kardashian Receives Her First Bitcoin Surveys Probe Millennials’ Views on Crypto An increasing number of companies have published […]

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PR: Keynote Brings the World Blockchain Forum to London

July 31, 2018 Bitcoin.com PR 0

Keynote Brings the World Blockchain Forum to LondonThe world’s largest blockchain conference explores the promise of blockchain technology, trends and investments.

Keynote is excited to announce the program agenda for their next endeavour, the world’s largest two-day blockchain coming to London this September. The conference will feature a star-studded lineup of over 100 world class presenters including a special fireside chat with influencers who have been part of some of the largest ICOs to date. The focus is on blockchain technology; specifically investments, successful past and future ICOs within the industry, legal implications and regulations, and how decentralization is disrupting the banking industry.

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Buying coins for my family

July 31, 2018 /u/Abovelsel 0

I’ve got each of them 51 etherium classic, now considering if I should attempt to get them 100 each or move on to the other coinbase potential coins that are in the penny range? Looking at Stellar and Cardano for my next move. Wanted to get your opinion on if I should continue to pursue etherium classic since it’s the only guaranteed coin to be adopted by coinbase, or if I should move on to the ones they announced interest in? My only worry is they didn’t guarantee they were adding these coins so it’s a risk. But I learned my lesson already on not buying the cheap coins before they add them/or when they add them. The same money I threw into BTC that made me 10’s of thousands would’ve made me hundreds of thousands had I moved on ETH and LTC when they were added instead of BTC like I did. Thank you for anyone who read this and anyone who inputs there ideas on what I should do next.

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Thomson Reuters Eikon to Display Data on 50 Cryptocurrencies From Cryptocompare

July 31, 2018 Avi Mizrahi 0

Thomson Reuters Eikon to Display Data on 50 Cryptocurrencies From CryptocompareInstitutional financial traders are about to receive access to new data feeds on fifty cryptocurrencies supplied by Cryptocompare. These will be added to Eikon, Thomson Reuters’ flagship financial information platform which was launched back in 2010. Also Read: Banks Don’t Really Want to Use ‘Blockchain’ for FX Settlement After All Increasing Demand for Crypto Coverage […]

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